Click here to play an emulated version of this game in your browser. Spacewar (stylized "Spacewar!") is one of the earliest digital computer games. It is a two-player game, with each player taking control of a starship and attempting to destroy the other. A star in the center of the screen pulls on both ships and requires maneuvering to avoid falling into it. In an emergency, a player can enter hyperspace to return at a random location on the screen, but only at the risk of exploding... Topics: Spacewar, PDP, Video Games
DigiBarn Video segments of demos of the restored PDP-1 computer at the computer history museum playing the spacewar game, the snowflake graphics program and the polyphonic sound composition system. Topics: Computer History, PDP-1, SpaceWar
byDennis M. Bushnell for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Dennis M. Bushnell, "Future Strategic Issues/Future Warfare [Circa 2025]" (sic), NASA Langley Research Center (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), July 2001, 113 pp.; PDF, 1400357 bytes, MD5: c833f3fbc55d07fe891f5f4df5fb2f57. The aforesaid PDF was found on the US Department of Defense's Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) website, as archived by the following Internet Archive URL:... Topics: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA, transhumanism, superhumanism, posthumanism,...